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Why the Maldives local elections are SO important
The country, which holds immense geostrategic significance for India, is in a highly volatile state and the upcoming polls are being viewed as a veritable semi-final before its presidential......
Raheel Sharif to succeed Kayani as Pak's new army chief
Ending weeks of speculation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday appointed Lt Gen Raheel Sharif (left) as Pakistan's new army chief and Lt Gen Rashid Mehmood as the chairman joint chiefs of......
The sinking democracy in Maldives
Democracy in Maldives is at the crossroads. There is need for the international community to put pressure on the incumbent regime in the country, so that it is not able to disrupt elections once......
Ousted Nasheed wins first round of Maldives prez poll
Former President Mohammed Nasheed emerged as a clear leader on Sunday in the first round of Maldives presidential election, receiving 45 per cent votes, but fell short of an outright majority,......
Former Maldivian prez meets PM; India hopes free, fair polls
A delegation of the Progressive Party of Maldives led by its presidential candidate, Abdulla Yamin Abdul Gayoom called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. The PPM delegation’s visit......
GMR ouster big blow to India's reputation in S Asia
The Maldives government of Mohamed Waheed Hassan has just terminated its largest foreign investment worth $511 million that had been won by GMR in 2010. But the real debacle beyond the......
GMR's Male sojourn: A sweet deal gone sour?
Did GMR Infra get a sweet deal from former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed that eventually turned sour as a new government came to power under President Mohammed Waheed?If Waheed's special......
Maldives crisis: Why Nasheed is disappointed with India
Maldives' ousted president Mohammed Nasheed on Saturday said he was disappointed with India over its response to the political turmoil without having properly understood the ground situation in his......
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